A new era is on its way.
Ralf Rangnick has outlined his first transfer target as Manchester United boss, if he is to get the interim job.
It is being reported that Rangnick’s appointment will be announced at some point this weekend, with his first game to potentially be against Arsenal on Thursday night.
And by the sounds of it, he is already eyeing up his first piece of business for when he takes over.
He will reportedly look to bring in Amadou Haidara, a player Rangnick himself brought to Germany in 2019.
The dynamic midfielder currently plays for Mali and RB Leipzig, where he has only played eight times so far in the league this season.
The signing would be an interesting one, as United seem to be crying out for a defensive midfielder, and while Haidara is capable of putting in a shift, he isn’t a typical CDM.
And while it is only being speculated currently, it does seem like the sort of transfer that could go through, as Haidara has expressed interest in the past.
“I like United very much and watch as many games as possible. I dream of playing there,” the player told Bild in 2019.
Man United transfer business
Rangnick has overseen some incredible pieces of business throughout his time in football, with Sadio Mane, Timo Werner, Erling Haaland and Roberto Firmino among the players he has signed in the past.
And he knows his way around a bargain too, having once bought an 18-year-old Joshua Kimmich, who joined Leipzig from Stuttgart for €500,000 in 2013.
United will be hoping that his appointment to the club leads to some similar business, especially after some high profile transfers having gone wrong in recent times.
Many believe United need to sign a new right back, after having already spent £50 million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while almost everyone seems in agreement that £85 million on Harry Maguire was far too expensive.